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CLARE County Council are due to make a final decision on Donald Trump’s planning application to build a defensive sea wall in Doonbeg by the end of this week.

In case you have been living on the moon for the last couple of years, let us fill you in.

Trump International Golf Links Limited have applied for full planning permission to build “coastal erosion management works”, following major storm damage in recent years.

Winter storms swept away much of the beach and one of the golf holes along with it.

Donald’s son Eric made it clear that the resort would close if the resort were denied permission to build a sea wall.

The first planning application was rejected by Clare County Council and Mr Trump’s representatives have since changed up the plans.

The Donald wants to build a 256 metre wall stretching along the dunes and create a store of sand to replenish his golf course when needs be.

Clare County Council have received dozens of submissions from concerned locals, surfers and environmental charity An Taisce.

An Taisce claim their original concerns have not been addressed in the revised plans.

“It is the considered opinion of An Taisce that the further information submitted for the subject application has failed to address the key ecological and geomorphological concerns expressed about the original application by the Planning Authority (PA) and other third parties,” their report reads.

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